Rev. Savanna Riker joins us at Unity of Sacramento as our Visiting-Minister-in- Residence for Spiritual Education. She started her spiritual path at 16 years of age with Centers for Spiritual Living. She was a natural leader and pioneer in the international youth movement for many years, speaking, facilitating workshops, and traveling the US and world about the importance and power of youth in the world. She has served on various youth leadership councils and committees for over 15 years, and has spoken at events in London, Vancouver, and Cairo. She has been actively involved with the TEMENOS Self-Realization Center in Ukraine as a speaker, young adult facilitator and guest teacher for the last 11 years. Savanna returned to Ukraine in the fall of 2012 to teach classes and paneled 11 new Ukrainian practitioners. In September of 2014, she went back to Ukraine, to co-lead their annual peace conference amidst the current conflict there. She lived in Egypt in 2012 during their revolution for 8 months, pursuing her passion for global ministry.
Savanna recently received her Masters in Consciousness Studies with Holmes Institute in Denver, Colorado and is currently the youngest minister in Centers for Spiritual Living. She is on the cover of the February 2015 edition of SOM magazine and her article "The Sacred Amidst the Shadows" is featured. Her passion is to be a bridge amongst peoples of diverse cultures and religions globally, inspiring social change, tools for development, and the elevation of love consciousness on the planet.